Tech Today: Siri scares Google, Modern Warfare 3 shipment heist
This weekend we learned that Google thinks Siri has the potential to challenge its search business, while Panasonic unleashed its latest Micro Four Thirds Lumix camera. We've also got word on a pre-release MW3 heist.
Google's Eric Schmidt wary of Siri
The iPhone 4S' voice-controlled personal assistant Siri could give Apple a competitive edge over Google, according to the search giant's executive chairman Eric Schmidt. Speaking of Siri he said: "Google has many strong competitors and we sometimes fail to anticipate
the competitive threat posed by new methods of accessing information."
Angry Birds chief: Walt Disney would be making iPhone games
Rovio CEO Peter Vestebecker says that iPhone games now offer the best opportunity to build a cartoon brand. Speaking at TechCrunch disrupt, he said: "And, I really think if Walt Disney was alive today, he would be making games. We're just using the tools of the trade to build a brand. Back in the day you know you had animation, you had the black and white cartoons. Of course we've come along way since, but we're doing the same thing."
Steve Jobs 'lost' interview to hit the big screen
A 70-minute, only partially broadcast interview with late Apple visionary Steve Jobs will show in selected cinemas in the US later this month. The 1995 interview, originally shot for the PBS network was conducted during Jobs' hiatus from Apple. The tape had been lost but was recently rediscovered in a British garage following Jobs' death last month.
6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 stolen ahead of launch
The latest installment of the Call of Duty service hits the shelves tomorrow, but 6,000 copies of the game are currently roaming the black market after a truck carrying a delivery fell victim to a heist near Paris. The shipment, worth around 400,000 Euros was stolen using tear gas and knives. Sounds like someone's been playing a little too much CoD.
Panasonic GX1 leaked out in promo video
The newest Panasonic Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera has leaked out in an sexy promotional video before its official launch. The follow-up to the Lumix GF3 is perhaps the most attractive Panasonic bridge camera yet. With a 16-megapixel sensor, and an autofocus which can lock in in approximately 0.09 seconds. We'll have more on this when Panasonic officially outs this beautiful snapper, but in the meantime, check out the video below.